Graduation: MBBS from Armed Forces Medical College Pune in 1986.
Post Graduation: MD (Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy) from Armed Forces Medical College Pune in 1994.
Served with distinction in the Indian Air Force as a medical officer and skin specialist for twenty five years in Defence Service Hospitals at Pune, Bangalore and Assam.
Avid interest in English classics and Western music.
Avid traveler with rich experience in exploring historical sites and various places in the North-East.